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Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
minutes from now. until then a look at comments by u.s. army chief of staff general ray odierno. he said friday the greatest threat facing our nation is fiscal uncertainty and potential budget shortfalls. >> good morning, everyone. i'm mike owe hand lan and on behalf of peter singer and everyone else here at bookings, for the 21st century hearing on intelligence. we're welcome to have general ray odierno to speak in what could not be a more important week for american defense policy making. you're aware of budget challenges of the process and how these can affect our men and women in uniform and future military planning and current operations. no one could be a more distinguished and thoughtful person who discuss these matters than general odierno who i have great honor to know a dozen years now. he has been a friend of brookings and the a friend of the broader defense community and he has been a distinguished servant in our nation's military and our nation's defense throughout that period. he took the fourth infantry division to iraq and presided over its operations, directed its operat
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
amendment right to due process, nor the u.s. law against killing americans abroad, nor the u.s. law banning assassinations, nor just the law against murder, nor the laws of war broadly legally constrain the president from ordering the type of assault that killed american citizen and prominent al qaeda figure on war al awlaki in yemen in 2011. al awlaki's son was also killed a couple of weeks after his father was killed. between those two killing, charlie savage at "the new york times" reported on the existence of a legal memo that the government was relying on to claim that the attack was legal. that memo is what is being disclosed to select members of congress tonight. it follows by two days the scoop by nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff, who this week on this show disclosed a white paper that was based on the reasoning of that secret memo. tonight's disclosure follows increasingly intense questioning of the administration on this matter by senate democrats, particularly by senator ron wyden of oregon, who today told reporters that while he understood that operations nee
Feb 28, 2013 1:00am EST
laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am EST
in maryland or virginia. 270, travel lanes are open. a quiet trip. in frederick there is a closure of u.s. route 40 south of 70. this is near langdon road. there was a crash involving a pickup truck and a car. that is south of interstate 70 on u.s. 340. a good ride on 95. 395, no problems. back to you. >> thank you. we want to update you on a story we brought you yesterday that is continuing to unsold regarding billing pixar oscar pistorius -- th olympie olympics star oscar pistorius. qusseir jummy olabanji. >> we are told that when the judge read the murder charge officially out loud, oscar put his hhead in his hands and began sobbing. his family is there supporting him. and some family members and friends of the victim, 30-year- old reeva steenkamp, a model, his girlfriend. she was shot and killed yesterday in his home. he is charged with her murder. more than 100 people are in the courtroom seats right now including dozens of reporters photographers, and camera people, in south africa. we are expected to get more information with the next hour or so. as soon as we do, we will pass it a
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
the u.s. and his country. you can see that live at 4:00 p.m. eastern. it will be on our companion network, c-span. we continue the prime time booktv programing later tonight looking at civil rights move. wed look at authors, mary francis berry and taylor brand. that will be. on c-span 3 tonight at same time, american history focusing on american artifact. we have smithsonian curator, eleanor jones harvey. she will talk about photographs and paintings from the civil war. all that here on the c-span networks. >> okay. folks. okay. we're going to get the second keynote speaker started here while you're enjoying your lunch. but first i would like to thank our gold sponsors for supporting us today. they are centurylink government, blue coat federal, hewlett-packard, info blocks, juner per networks, lockheed martin, net app, palo alto networks, red hat, red seal networks, taurus advanced, enterprise solutions and verizon. special thanks to those. as we enjoy our lunch i will introduce miss tina kune. vice president of northrop grumman and one of our diamond response source for today's -
Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
prepare for defense against the threat to u.s. territory because of this coming capability, i think china is going to say, that's unacceptable. i'm hopeful. but at the end of the day as i say, the united states can't sit there waiting just for china. we have to be working with our allies on a comprehensive strategy, again, trying to let the region know that we want to be that important security guarantor. we also want to be a major trader, investor to the region and with asia-pacific. and for the stability and that trade and investment, and for prosperity and liberty to take root in this entry, any dynamic century with a rising asia pacific, it's going to have to take greater stability than north korea is right now letting it have. so for those initial comments, i will turn it back to our chairman. >> well, thank you, patrick the as always, very comprehensive argument. the floor is open. before we open the floor -- [inaudible] >> i want to pick up on patrick's point, and elaborate on what i see as the elephant in the room, which is china. outgoing defense secretary panetta told the house
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
house just fine drone strikes on u.s. citizens overseas. nbc news reported on the memo monday night and it has gotten lots of reaction in washington. what are your thoughts? call -- we want to get your thoughts on social media as well on twitter or facebook. or send us an e-mail. we will get your thoughts in a moment. first, josh gerstein is joining us on the phone. here's your headline -- what was this memo? guest: this is a white paper that looks like it was derived from some confidential legal opinions that the opinions -- opinions that the justice department wrote that authorized drones or some other counter-terrorism operations to basically killed u.s. citizens overseas. and it talks about one set of circumstances. it looks like it is talking specifically about a particular country or type of country or certain type of leaders or terrorist organizations and under what conditions it would be ok to use this type of lethal force. it does not talk about drones per say, but it appears that is what they are referring to. if it does not rule out using its under other circumstances. it
Feb 22, 2013 7:00am EST
, february 22. the president will meet with the japanese prime minister today. u.s.-japanese trade is among the top issue -- top issues. the league debate on spending, taxes, and budget. that will be the focus of much of next week's debate in washington. one week to do -- one week to go until sequestration -- will it matter? here are the numbers -- join the conversation on facebook and sanders said -- send us an email. what is the definition of sequestration? one is this -- it is that fiscal policy procedure adopted by congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. that is according -- some news over the last 24 hours as the president reaches out to republican leaders in the house and senate. a phone conversation between the president and republican leaders mitch mcconnell and john boehner. our guest follows the story for the hill newspaper. what news came out of these phone conversations? guest: not much from the press secretary or congressional leaders. they have been very tight- lipped. it is interesting to say that things do seem to be heating up little bit. congress wil
Feb 22, 2013 2:00pm EST
, that the u.s. patent office issued a patent. i will not give you a pop quiz. it was labeled john deere plow. the implement sketched out could have easily been labeled one of the most important inventions in history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast iron with smooth innovation, it opened up swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for my hometown to exist. beforehand, tilling an acre took a full 24 hours. afterward, as little as five. every toil ended another assumption of what the land could produce. it is not just the start of agricultural success, but of national success. this kind of game changing innovation has enabled us to leap ahead and increase harvest and feed the whole world. sometimes these innovations come from the most advanced science. other times they are simple steps and ideas that come from looking at and listening closely to the problem. all of them can break down barriers to food security. it can allow us to allow new paths of progress. we need those new pathways forward. take a look at a few recent headlines. "drough
Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
of the proudest times in my years in the u.s. senate is when a former vietnam friend spent a little time. . i was proud of the g.i. bill because we were able to get to world war ii veterans, jim webb and chuck hagel, we got together and we got the boat and passed the bill. that is the way things should work or this country. the objective was not to get jim webb or chuck hagel any credit. the inductive was to do something for the country, -- the objective was to do something for the country on the do something for the people. this kind of attention, this kind of recognition -- much of my life has been about doing everything i can in some way to help veterans and their families, whether it was a program or whatever it was. i'm proud of that. i'm more proud of that than anything else i have been involved in. i'm proud of my background and my career, like all of you are. nothing makes me prouder or has ever made me prouder. to each of you in this room, as of you who are watching this around the world, i say to you, thank you. thank you to you for your service and sacrifices. i will do everything
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am EST
. arrested that we do via video so it works wonderfully. >> host: have you kept your u.s. citizenship? >> guest: oh yes. >> host: why? >> guest: my mother and father and my grandparents survived that for me. it is my duty. >> host: in "quitting america" the departure of a black man from his native land written in 2004 and by the way have you changed any of your views since the election of barack obama? >> guest: i remember my mother when he was nominated, hazel and khalia and i were in montrÉal. she called me at the hotel. she was i think 93 then. she said, and she was crying. [inaudible] i didn't need that telling. i always knew this. america is many places. it is a place that can be tolerant and accepting, a place where views can be moderated and differences can be reconciled. and i think a good deal of america supported vigorously the candidacy of a rock obama. and it's not only important to the black community. it's important to other americans as well. but he still faces a sort of vicious kind of ridicule from certain borders that are not unlike the america we saw when i was you
Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
with the head of the -- this will be the highest level u.s. meeting with syrian opposition since it began uprising nearly two years ago. more than 60,000 people have been killed in that war. >>> defense secretary nominee chuck hagel expected to be confirmed despite a contentious confirmation hearing. he spent hours answering questions from the armed services committee in the senate. lawmakers wanted clarification on various positions hagel has taken in the past. at one point he grappled over whether he was wrong to oppose the 2007 surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> i'm not going to give you a yes or no. it's far more complicated than that. >> if confirmed, hagel will replace leon panetta as defense secretary and be the only republican in president obama's cabinet and the first vietnam veteran to hold that position. the transportation secretary who is also a republican expected to resign as well. this should be wrapped up with the senate vote for chuck hagel next w
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Feb 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
cancelled across the country, and here at the three major airports in new jersey and new york, many of the u.s. airlines decided to cut off departures by 5:00 tomorrow and not to resume until after noon tomorrow, and if we did go inside earlier today and there are no lines. there are no lines for checkin there are no lines for security, and the reason is, when we check the board, the monitors for departures and arrives, everything was cancelled. most everything was cancelled. we found some people waiting in here. one guy from france said his flight was cancelled. tonight he has to wait until tomorrow to get a flight and doesn't know what he is going do he has to try to get a hotel to, otherwise he is staying here. we did find some people that had a flight at 6:30. their airline called them and changed the flight to earlier. so they were supposed to get oust here at 5:00 so they're hoping they wail be able to do that before at the brunt of the storm hits, get out of here and get to their destination safely. but it is just a ghost town here. it appears that a lot of the airlines did call people
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
. there was some of that, might have focused on u.s. intelligence failures that led to the death of four u.s. diplomats in benghazi action and there was some of that. mostly it was a hard look at the growing phenomenon of america going to war by remote control, and what the rules on that ought to be. >> we look forward to hearing your testimony. >> reporter: at his senate confirmation hearing, the issue is not john brennan's ability to be cia director. he's a former top agent, white house counter-terror chief when osama bin laden was killed, but protesters delayed the hearing, objecting to what they call cia torture, and u.s. drones flying in pakistan and yemen. 6 firing missiles. the administration's legal justification was finally released to congress today, plus a proposal for a closed court to review attack plans. >> to assure that drone strikes are carried out in a manner consistent with the values. >> reporter: brennan says they have been and will be and the public needs to know it. when there's no other alternative. >> cia torture, he says, is over. >> waterboarding is reprehensible a
Feb 4, 2013 4:30am EST
capital murder charges in the shooting death of chris kyle, a u.s. sniper who starred in the reality series "stars earn stripes." kyle and a friend were gunned down at a north texas shooting range. >> in an interview with the "today" show last year, kyle said he had no regrets about his actions in combat. >> every person i killed, i have a clear conscience of because they were actively trying to harm americans, allies, or civilians. >> routh was a military veteran, but his motives are still unclear. he's being held on $3 million bond. >>> we are entering the seventh day of the hostage standoff in alabama. a 5-year-old boy is still being held in an underground bunker by jim lee dykes. police say dykes shot and killed a school bus driver last tuesday and abducted the child. police continue to negotiate with dykes who has received medicine for the boy and is believed to be making the boy as comfortable as possible. the funeral for the bus driver was held sunday. as hundreds turned out to pay tribute to charles poland who was hailed as a hero for protecting the other children on the scho
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
opinion allowing the government to kill u.s. citizens working with al qaeda. the president made the decision this evening. and it could affect confirmation hearings for his pick to be the cia director tomorrow. john brennan has been running the drone program and he and the administration have faced tough questions about the legal rationale for using drones to target americans overseas. >>> coming up, a gore may market in georgetown shut down. we'll tell you what health inspectors found, a man speaks out about his father, who lost his life trying to protect students front gunman on the alabama school bus. >> >>> popular gourmet market in georgetown shut down until further notice. the d.c. health department closed it because of a problem. >>> the man who opened fire last year, could spend more than ten years in jail. 28-year-old floyd corkins pleaded guilty today. he shot a security guard last august inside the downtown headquarters of the group. the guard was wounded. but he wrestled the gone way anyhow. corkins was carrying chick-fil-a sandwich sandwiches. he planned to smear th
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am EST
for people to sort of get best practices, the rems technical assistant program at the u.s. department of education actually does still exist. they do webinar, they do have online information but, frankly, we should also try and follow that up with some more resources. i don't know if you want to comment on that, and then i'll be done. >> yeah. i know the ta does exist, but the grants are no longer being offered for localities. >> right. >> could i just say that the department of of education has brought the rems ta center along with the national center on safe and supportive environments that i lead together to make sure we coordinate our activities in response to these issues and to try to make those connections. >> thank the gentleman. mr. guthrie. >> thank you. thank you, mr. bond, for coming up from home. i appreciate you being here. and i know what happened in your school, the tragedy that was there, the way you reacted, your school, the paducah community is something that i know it still reverberates and there, and we appreciate you coming here to share your experiences. because
Feb 13, 2013 10:00am EST
-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 13, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable doug collins to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2013, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland, mr. hoyer, for five minutes. mr. hoyer: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the president spoke to us last night and
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
worldwide. under fire after nbc news obtained a memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens that are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self defense. among those targeted, an war al alawki, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling dumt document. it sets out the government's intentions to kill american citizens. >> reporter: demanding more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dismissed the president's proposed solution outright. the white house has made other news this week, saying the president will head to israel for the first time for the first time since taking office this spring, savanna
Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
much. there's not much disagreement about the need. i've never met a democrat or a republican u.s. been a governor who does not think the american people should have a sense that hard work will be read -- rewarded. the work party have an opportunity. i do not know of any men and women that are a better living example of that and all be sitting in front of me. we all use the phrase move forward in a balanced way. another man's a balance is another is in balance. that is what we have got to talk about. the one thing i do not think any of the lack is a vision about how great this country can be. we ought to be able to reassert ourselves in a way that we own the 21st century. i know the guy i am about to introduce believes that but you do. let me injured -- introduce you to the president was back with the pastry chef. my friend, barack obama. >> thank you. have a seat. thank you. welcome. thank you for being here. we all have a lot on our plate. everything from our immigration system our education system our goal is to make sure that we can be an effective partner with you. i want to thank
Feb 28, 2013 9:00am EST
's with 93% of employers not using the program. outdated examples of e-verify errors. a u.s. citizen in tennessee actually receive an error notice from her employer. she went to the social security administration office to fix it. she thinks she fixes it at social security, but e-verify generates another error and she gets fired. another example, a u.s. citizen experienced an error because an employer made a simple mistake when they were typing the employee's social security number into the system. again, that worker went to a social security office, couldn't resolve the error there, e-verify generated a final nonconfirmation and the worker got fired. the most disturbing piece of all this is that for workers who lose their jobs because of an e-verify error, there's no formal process in place for them to get the jobs back and that's a problem for thousands of workers who experience these errors because you can imagine, these problems are only going to grow exponentially if we mandate the program. given these concerns, we have recommendations for how to move forward. first, congress ne
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
taken control of the rq-170 drone. u.s. officials say it crashlanded due to a malfunction. today iranian state television showed footage that has reportedly been downloaded from the drone. the video appears to show an aerial view of an airport in the city of kandahar, afghanistan. iran is also claiming now to have the ability to produce functional copies of smaller american surveillance drones. drones are a hot topic in washington as president obama's choice to head the cia is facing some tough questions. on the hill today, john brennan's confirmation hearing got off to a rough start. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. >> i have a list of all the names and ages -- >> all right. we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> five separate times today members of code pink had to be escorted out. protesters are angry about brennan's role in crafting the drone policy. targeting suspected terrorists and sometimes killing innocent victims. brennan addressed the protesters directly today, said the use of lethal force is always a last
Feb 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
. he was scheduled to run in australia, brazil, the u.s., the uk and russia. while pistorius is in court on tuesday for a bail hearing, reeva's family says they'll be a memorial service for her as producers of her reality show released this farewell message from her, meant to be to the cast, but which now becomes her last words, her last good-bye. >> i take with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and in here that i'll treasure forever. i'm going to miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> what a sad story that is. robyn kurnow reporting for us. we'll have more on that later here in "the situation room" as well. other news we're following including some painful budget cuts that will be felt by all of us. they're not only days away, they could affect you in some unexpected ways. plus, senator john mccain is alleging a massive cover-up on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> so it's the state department's fault? who would you blame? who is responsible then? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always wa
Feb 8, 2013 3:00am PST
think about that, bring you up to date. john brennan was grilled by members of the u.s. senate yesterday about drones. ron wyden, senator ron wyden from oregon will tell us all about that hearing. no sooner did ray lewis retire from the ravens than his sond signed up to play for the university of miami. we will talk to sports blogger cindy borin from the washington post. a lot to get to, as we say, and we will, but first, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four ameri
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
, soldiers from the active army, the army national guard and the u.s. army reserve. combined with previous cuts, this will result in a total reduction of at least 189,000 personnel from the force but probably even more than that. these reductions will impact at the army base and every installation in the army. sequestration will result in claze to every one of our 10 major modernization programs. the inability to reset our equipment after 12 years of war and unacceptable reductions in unit and individual training. these cuts will be felt across the entire country. since 2008, the total army budget will have been reduced by 37%. if sequestration is enacted it will be greater than 45%. in my opinion, sequestration is not in the best interest of our national security. it will place an unreasonable burden on the shoulders of our soldiers and civilians. we will not be able to execute the department of defense strategic guidance as we developed last year. i understand the seriousness of our country's fiscal situation. we have and we will continue to do our part, but the significance of these bud
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
be released. >>> seven u.s. lawmakers are in cuba asking for the release of a maryland man. alan gross is serving a sentence for spying. he says he was bringing internet access to jewish communities there. maryland congressman chris van hollen and six others will meet with cuban leaders to try to free gross. they say his release is the only way to improve ties between the countries. >>> angie goff with breaking news at the live desk. >> we just got word that the president will speak out to urge action to avoid the sequester. today, he'll be joined by emergency response personnel to talk about the automatic budget cuts that will happen if congress fails to come up with a plan by next friday. the cuts could impact hundreds of thousands of jobs and mill ir day and emergency response groups would take a big hit. the president will deliver the marks at 10:45. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> maryland leaders will urge congress to avoid the sequester. baker and montgomery county executive leggett as well as yeoman will come together in rockville to make the appeal. maryland's econom
Feb 22, 2013 10:30pm EST
is all about. >> according to the a.t.f. in 2011, 6.2 million pistols were sold in the u.s. 2.3 million rifles, 872,000 shotguns and 573,000 revolvers. larry pratt is our guest. by the way, the national rifle association was invivetted to participate in this program and they declined. blue ridge arsenal is our base this morning in virginia for the next couple of hours. we'll be talking to employees and looking at products and services that blue ridge arsenal gun shop rage provides as we take calls with our guest larry pratt. we have a call from michigan. caller: my message and reaction to comments i heard -- i haven't heard anything as far as what has been brought forth yet. why larry, do we not see -- when a gun was purchased at a -- by a dealer, why do we not see or why we haven't heard a gun lock be issued by a federal basis or by some means of standard gun lock with the southeasterly number with that particular -- serial number with that gun. they open the trunk of a person's car or vehicle and there's a gun in the back. it is an ar, it is out of the case. you go through the formali
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> our first scandal in the 1800's. a u.s. representative out of town a lot. >> his wife teresa puts a white handkerchief on the second-floor railing. her lover and across the square, fillipo, the son of francis scott key, he would see the white handkerchief and would raise his own white handkerchief and that would be their signal to meet. >> when her husband learned of the affair, he told his wife to send a signal again and then key showed up instead. >> he said, is council, you betrayed my house, now prepared to die. snooki shoots and kills him in lafayette park confesses an aside, leading a temporary insanity, a first. he is seen as a hero by some. >> he is, because his marriage was violated. >> most people think of when abraham lincoln was killed at, that it was a great loss for the country, but they don't think about the other characters involved. >> and there was the man seated next to the president that night at the theater and unable to stop john wilkes booth. the egg yolks underwhelms him. -- the guilt the overwhelms him. >> he becomes insane and spends 20 years in an asylum
Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
" that decisions to target suspected terrorists with drone strikes don't come lightly and that u.s. officials make sure they are focused on somebody who is a direct threat to the united states while trying to limit collateral damage. you can watch chuck todd's full interview with the defense secretary on line. that's at >>> this morning the baltimore ravens are the super bowl champions after defeating the san francisco 49ers 34-31 in a game that went down to the wire but not without a hitch. nbc's jay gray reports on all the festivities from the big easy. >> reporter: after a week of preparations and parties -- ♪ [ cheers ] >> reporter: the action moved inside. ♪ >> reporter: a poignant start. ♪ spacious skies >> reporter: students from sandy hook elementary singing "america the beautiful," and then -- ♪ o say >> reporter: a powerful denition of the national anthem -- rendition of the national anthem by alicia keys followed by the game. baltimore took a commanding lead early, and at halftime -- ♪ >> reporter: beyonce commanded the stage. ♪ all the single ladies >>
Feb 27, 2013 12:00am PST
than the sequester. but don't put 50% of the cuts on the u.s. military. >> oh, by the way, the u.s. military is in virginia. i mean, this is a classic comment right there. you know, he wants all these spending cuts, but don't do it in my backyard. i mean, that's where they are. they're self-serving in many regards, and this is why the country can't stand government right now, can't stand the congress. >> well, look, it's total head-spinning, ed. here is the republican line. if you cut defense spending so you have fewer people building ships and things like that, that loses jobs. >> yeah. >> and frankly, it does. but if you cut transportation spending or you cut head start programs, somehow that doesn't hurt jobs. that somehow miraculously grows the economy. we know that's not the case. what republicans want to do here is what they tried in europe and failed. >> yeah. >> they tried this cut and grow. and what they got was cut and shrink. their economies are going down. they're in double-dip recessions. and that's the kind of medicine they want to prescribe here at home now. it won't
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
there. we're also looking at how this story first came to light here in the u.s. a local hockey website may have bragging rights. peter hassette is editor of you're a big capses fan. the website is about hockey, though, not really news -- caps fan. the website is about hockey, though, not really news, right? >> that's correct. we're tracking a capitals prospect in russia and after the game the other night we heard talk from our moscow correspondent theodore who told our editor ian about some explosion that happened over the city and we'd just started collecting information, videos, images, news, press releases, translations and we started putting them together. >> so it's really like the power of social media in this case. >> absolutely. specifically drawing that media together making sure that it's legitimate. >> you did some checking on google i understand. you have a pretty good idea your website had this before some of the traditional news outlets, right? >> kind of a funny story i guess because we had our ear to the ground about the players and the so
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
's nominee to be u.s. representative to the united nations. now some presidents include that position in their cabinet. some do not. but astpraoeud that singular insurance -- aside from that sing latin incident which i pointous was the democrats saying they're going to filibuster a nominee by the president and deny him a seat, so far as i've been able to tell there's not been ever an instant in the history of the senate where republicans have used a filibuster to deny a cabinet member an up-or-down vote when nominated by a president. that only leaves appellate judge nominations, circuit judge nominees. up until 2003, so far as i've been able to find, the rule of the senate was that the president's nominees to be on the federal courts of appeal always received an up-or-down vote. they were decided by a vote of 51. then our friends on the democratic side when president bush became president decided they didn't like that, and they changed the practice. they began to filibuster president bush's judges for up or down -- to deny them their seats. i had just arrived in the senate in 2003, mr
Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST
committee examined u.s. airways and american airlines' merger. that coverage is at 10:00 a.m.. a house committee judiciary subcommittee on regulatory reform will be looking into this murder and its impact on competition. here is a full-page ad taken out by american airlines in the washington post -- they are claiming that it will bring consumers more choice. a full-page ad in the washington post ahead of today's hearing. writing in the opinion section of the wall street journal, bob corker, republican of tennessee, a ranking republican on the foreign relations committee, and jim inhofe writing together, nuclear zero offers nothing worth having. they're talking about the president's plan to reduce the u.s. nuclear -- nuclear arsenal. in "the new york times" -- talks with iran to take place in iran -- in moscow. secretary of state john kerry, promising fresh ideas on syria. those are some of the morning headlines for you. we're continuing to talk to federal employees only. we have about five minutes. robin in maryland, she works for dod. tell us your take? caller: good morning. i'm calli
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
subcommittee hearing friday morning. members will examine the challenges facing operations in u.s. airspace. officials from the faa and nasa are expected to testify. live coverage 10 a.m. eastern on our companion network c-span3. >> thursday at a senate banking hearing committee on dodd-frank financial regulations senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts, thomas curry, about prosecuting big banks when they break the law. here's a portion of the event. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. thank you, ranking member. it's good to be here. thank you all for editing. i sat what he said. it's harder than look so i appreciate your being you. i want to ask a question about supervising banks when they break the law. including the mortgage foreclosure of others as well. we all understand why settlements are important, that trials are expensive and we can't dedicate huge resources to them. but we also understand that it's a party is unwilling to go to trial, either because it's too timid are because they lack resources, that the consequence is that a lot less leverage in all the settlements that occ
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
. the u.s. company operating the bus had no crashes in the past two years, according to federal records. >>> the president heads to minneapolis today to meet with local leaders on the issue of gun control. in his annual presuper bowl interview last night, the president addressed a range of other issues, including the risk of brain injury in children playing football. >> i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer. and that means that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he
Feb 26, 2013 10:00am EST
, the afghan president karzai on sunday ordered all u.s. special forces to leave within two weeks and requested their operations are ceased immediately which neighbors in kabul is viewed as a gateway to the capital, is used as counterinsurgency efforts in recent years. why do we fund a man that doesn't like us? i don't understand that at all. how in the world account congress in its wisdom not speak out and say, listen, you're talking about a 10-year agreement after 2014? how can a country that's financially broke commit to 10 more years after 2014? i do not understand that. in fact, i have introduced with rosa delauro h.r. 125, the congressional oversight of afghanistan agreement act of 2013, which is a bipartisan bill introduced by us and we are reaching out to our other colleagues to say, congress, let's get on the floor, let's debate whether we should stay there 10 years after 2014 or not. mr. speaker, i sincerely believe that the american people would back this legislation because the american people have seen the total chaos right here this week, last week and the next couple weeks to com
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
to the last caller whenever he was talking about the drone initiative. let me just say this. i'm a u.s. sailor, retired. disabled veteran. and it kills me that folks who have never been in the military want to talk about how we conduct business. >> stephanie: right. thomas i've gotten a lot of e-mails and calls with the same point basically that the military's going to use whatever tools they have at their disposal to save lives. most soldiers say it saves a lot of american soldiers' lives. >> caller: that's what it's supposed to do. >> stephanie: tom what i'm saying is i get the point as americans, we don't care about civilian casualties. we do. we always historically have. it is not wrong that it troubles people right? >> caller: right. it's not wrong but in the same sense, whenever you go to yemen and you teach people how to kill us you commit an act of treason. you get put on that list. and to make another point see it took our president two years to find osama bin laden. george bush and dick cheney and rumsfeld, we had him in afghanistan. then they called us off. but like the last caller
Feb 7, 2013 1:00am EST
dempsey testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed ambassador christopher stevens and others. we will be live with the armed services committee starting at 10:00 a.m. on c-span. later, john brennan, the cia director joyce, testifying before the senate committee. he is expected to face questions on the cia drone program. we will be live with this program starting at 2:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. >> if you go to most american history textbooks, if you go to the back of the textbooks you have in the basement, you can take me up on my bet. my bet with you is that in your american history textbooks in high school, you'll find no mention of eugenics. if you go to your biology books, you will find no mention of the word "eugenics. a biology books signed by most of the places, montana university, great textbooks, but i did not see any mention of eugenics. that is because we, scientists, no longer believe in eugenics, so we do not have to study it anymore. it was so awful that we can somehow pretend it is not part of american culture. >> part of lect
Feb 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
communities, the commission recommends that the rural housing programs remain at the u.s. department of agriculture, one agency dedicated to and present in rural america. he lived there, they know what the problems are, and the people there trust them. we also recommend extending the current definition of rural areas, to ensure that rural communities continue to have access to the system that rural housing programs can provide. we also urge that they be carefully examined and the operations be examined for modification. these programs are currently underfunded despite an impressive track record. they need, for example, a slightly more increased application process and the underwriting as well. we know it is a difficult time to talk about spending. these recommendations will be no small sum to jump. counseling and stable rule housing are important elements. with that, i turn it over to my good friend whom i was named by "the wall street journal" many years ago as the odd couple because of our ability to work across the aisle. when he was secretary and i was with him. [applause] >> tha
Feb 14, 2013 1:00pm EST
morning. can you see "washington journal" every morning here on c-span. the u.s. house is in recess until 1:30 eastern when members return they will continue working on a bill that would continue a pay freeze for federal workers. it's been in effect since 2010. president obama issued an executive order allowing a half percent pay increase which would get under way march 27. and can you see live coverage of the house when members return. again that will be at 1:30 eastern right here on c-span. short time ago house speaker john boehner held his weekly briefing answering reporters' questions. here's a look. >> happy valentine's day. in two weeks we'll haval storied ceremony here in the united states capitol. the house and senate leaders will gather to unveil a statue of civil rights icon rosa parks. this will be the first statue of a african-american woman to be placed here in the capitol. and i can't think of a more fitting honor for a great american hero who still inspires us all. on tuesday the president laid out his agenda, and it's one i largely disagreed with. admittably i think it lac
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